Media Releases

MOWT Clarifies its Role in the Clearing of the Concrete Base of the Roopsingh Road Bridge

12 Jun 2023

The Ministry of Works and Transport would like to provide a response to recent statements made by Member of Parliament for Couva North, Mr. Ravi Ratiram, regarding the clearing of the concrete base of the Roopsingh Road Bridge.

Introduction of the Online Provisional Permit System

28 Apr 2023

With a continued commitment to modernizing and improving service delivery at the Licensing Division, the Ministry of Works and Transport is pleased to introduce the Online Provisional Permit System, the newest addition to our suite of online services. The public is advised that the roll-out of the online application process as the new method to apply for a Provisional Permit will take effect May 01st, 2023.

Double Demerit Points - Not in Effect for Easter Weekend

10 Apr 2023

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the general public that contrary to misinformation in the public domain, Double Demerit Points, a component of the Demerit Points System, is currently NOT in effect for the Easter Weekend (Friday 07th – Monday 10th April, 2023).

Closure of Ato Boldon Stadium for Vehicle Transfers

22 Mar 2023

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the general public that the Ato Boldon Stadium which is currently being utilized to support Vehicle Transfer transactions will be closed to the general public, today, Wednesday 22nd March 2023.

Utilization of Ato Boldon and Larry Gomes Stadiums For Vehicle Transfers

06 Mar 2023

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to thank the general public for utilizing the additional locations (Ato Boldon and Larry Gomes Stadiums) that have been put in place to support vehicle transfer transactions. While many customers have chosen to utilize the Ato Boldon Stadium, the Licensing Division strongly encourages persons to ALSO visit the Larry Gomes Stadium, Arima, which is fully equipped to conduct vehicle transfers. 

The Official Process For The Installation Of Signage Along The Highway

15 Feb 2023

The Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT) notes with concern the installation of illegal signage along the Ministry’s Road reserves. In addressing this matter, the Ministry takes this opportunity to advise the general public that agencies or persons who desire to advertise via the use of static or digital signage, along Main Roads and Highways must first apply for official authorisation from the Highways Division. Once approval is granted, persons ought to comply with the stipulated guidelines as outlined by the Highways Division.

Licensing Division Implements New Initiatives To Treat With Vehicle Inspection and Transfers

11 Feb 2023

The Ministry of Works and Transport has been paying close attention to the ongoing matter related to the challenges associated with Vehicle Inspections and Transfers. Within the past two years, the Ministry has been cognisant of an increased demand to access licensing services nationwide. 

Incident Involving a Traffic Warden

31 Jan 2023

The Ministry of Works and Transport notes with grave concern the viral video which captured the physical altercation between a Traffic Warden and an off-duty Police Officer of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) on Monday 30th January, 2023 on Frederick Street, Port of Spain

Extension of the Validity of Expired PBR Permits

30 Dec 2022

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the public that the validity of Maxi Taxi, Letter, Permanent and Temporary Priority Bus Route Permits (PBR), which expire on December 31st 2022, have been extended to March 31st, 2023. Holders of Permits are advised to adhere to and pay particular attention to the conditions stipulated on PBR Passes to avoid being fined. The Ministry thanks the public for its usual cooperation.

Reinstatement of Online Appointment System for Certain Licensing Transactions

07 Dec 2022

In 2020, the Ministry of Works and Transport implemented an online appointment system to facilitate the continuation of licensing transactions during the COVID-19 Pandemic. In paying close attention to the needs and expectations of our customer base, on December 05th 2022, the Ministry heeded the calls of various segments of the population to implement a walk-in service for the following transactions:

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